For years now I’ve been fighting an ongoing battle on multiple computers with Norton Security and the Windows Disk Optimization schedule. I prefer to let Windows do my disk optimization, and I prefer it be on a schedule I dictate. However, whenever Norton gets a software revision update, I have reason to believe it's hijacking my Windows Disk Optimization schedule and turning it off completely. It does not (nor should it) replace it with its own schedule, as I have all Norton Automatic Tasks and the Idle Time Optimizer disabled. It simply shuts it off, and leaves my disks unoptimized until I manually go in and optimize them myself. As a result, my drives may go weeks or even months sometimes without any optimization. Additionally, looking at Norton’s Background Tasks, it shows that the Disk Optimizer has “Never” been ran, so why does it continue to hijack and disable my Windows Disk Optimization schedule? It concerns me that any Norton product would do this, whether deliberately, or by some type of program glitch.
And of course, I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled Norton (with and without the NRnR tool) countless times trying to resolve this. Is there any way to permanently prevent this from happening?